The four Armageddon riders got off their horses each in one of the four cardinal points of Paradise. Then their wives, as they were queens, started persecuting everyone. Pride hunted Honour until the latter hid somewhere and never came out again. Independence destroyed Family with a motivational speech. Ignorance split Team with the Distrust Spear, and Falsehood put a gravestone overFriendship. God and Lucifer are both distortions of history. I saw everything with my own eyes.

(Translated by Georgiana Morozii / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I / Corrected by prof. dr. Nadina Vișan / Edited by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)

Real Fiction is a collective project started in 2013 by Florin Piersic Jr. The concept of Real Fiction continued to exist as a Facebook group, after a volume of stories was published at Humanitas Publishing House. (In December 2022, the group has 9,880 members.) The authors write ultra-short stories, with the texts limited to 500 characters (in Romanian, so the length of the English translation might be a little different) - a flash-fiction exercise on a topic that changes every few days. The group's coordinators are Florin Piersic Jr., Gabriel Molnar, Răzvan Penescu, and Luchian Abel. (Drawing by Adrian T. Roman)

Versiunea în română a acestui text se poate citi aici, în rubrica Ficțiuni Reale.

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